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Author Ungar, Steven, 1945- author.

Title Cléo de 5 à 7 / Steven Ungar
Published London, England : British Film Institute, 2008


Description 1 online resource (119 pages) : illustrations
Series BFI film classics
Contents Introduction. Sense of Time, Sense of Place -- Between photography and film -- Absolute beginner? -- The pregnant gaze -- A film about time and space -- By the clock and on the map -- Painting Fear Paris -- How many Cleos?
Summary Cleo de 5 a 7, Agnes Varda's classic 1962 work depicts, in near real-time, ninety minutes in the life of Cleo, a young woman in Paris awaiting the results of medical tests that she fears will confirm a fatal condition. The film, whose visual beauty matches its evocation of early Fifth Republic Paris, was a major point of reference for the French New Wave despite the fact that Varda never considered herself a member of the core Cahiers du Cinema group of critics-turned-filmmakers. Ungar provides a close reading of the film and situates it in its social, political and cinematic contexts, tracing Varda's early career as a student of art history and as a photographer, the history of post-war French film, and the lengthy Algerian war to which Cleo's health concerns and ambitions to become a pop singer make her more or less oblivious. His study is the first to set a reading of Cleo's formal and technical complexity alongside an analysis of its status as a visual document of its historical moment
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed April 06, 2016)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-117)
Notes In English
SUBJECT Cléo de 5 à 7 (Motion picture)
Cléo de 5 à 7 (Motion picture) fast (OCoLC)fst01778992
Subject Motion pictures -- History.
Motion pictures.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Other Titles Cleo from 5 to 7
Cléo de cinq à sept